The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes nominations for the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. The purpose of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) is to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2016.
This week in Oslo, amid a state of emergency in Tunisia, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In his article “China’s Inroads into the West,” Global Fellow Nicola Casarini discusses the possible development of new trades routes between China and the EU including the ‘one belt, one road’ (OBOR) initiative. Casarini highlights the impact struggling Chinese markets have on Europe and the Euro, and notes that China is investing in European infrastructure to increase trade access.
In her piece “Private Rule-Making in the TTIP: The Role of Standard Setting,” Global Europe Fellow Michelle Egan discusses the regulatory differences in American and European trade standards. Egan breaks down regulatory mechanisms in both the EU and US, and analyzes potential points of tension in future rounds of negotiations.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Dr. Jamil Hasanli, a leading scholar and political activist from Azerbaijan, will receive the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, a one-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. The awardee was selected by the Ratiu Award Board which includes former awardees, such as Polish dissident and public intellectual Adam Michnik. Established in 2005, the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) aims to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. It brings recognition to the importance of the work carried out by democracy activists around the world. The event expresses the deep commitment to democracy of the late Ion Ratiu through his contributions as a Romanian politician as well as his interest in democratic change worldwide. The selection is made by an advisory board comprised of members of the Ratiu Family Foundation and previous awardees.
Former East European Studies scholar Tibor Purger explores the refugee crisis in Europe as it plays out on border between Serbia and Hungary.
Public Policy Fellow Meg Lundsager has been following the story of Greece's financial woes and its negotiations within the Eurozone every step of the way. In this edition of TRENDING, the former International Monetary Fund executive provides insight into what's next for Greece.
In the second installment of the Istanbul Policy Center-Wilson Center Turkey Papers, “Transatlantic Security, NATO and Turkey,” Gulnur Aybet explores Turkey’s unique position in NATO and its developing role in transatlantic security cooperation.
Global Fellow Bülent Aras and Fuat Keyman, Director of the Istanbul Policy Center, discuss the changes in Turkey’s political climate and the implications of forming a coalition government following elections in June.
"The ICC must look to the ICTY as a blueprint, gathering concrete and consistent support from international actors who can effectively pressure parties on the ground to cooperate," writes Jacqueline McAllister.